• Landscaping Company Increases Employee Productivity | Aileron

4 Ways Ohio’s Leading Landscaping Company Increases Employee Productivity

2021-04-08T09:21:51-04:00Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

What’s one of the biggest challenges in small business today? Keeping employees motivated and productive, says Marty Grunder, President and CEO of Grunder Landscaping Co., in Dayton, Ohio. Knowing how difficult this can be, Marty shared a few lessons on how to create a high-energy, productive atmosphere at work. Lesson #1: Make Time For Individuals to Express How They [ Read More ]

  • Hiring? Follow These 4 Secrets to Find Top Talent

Hiring? Follow These 4 Secrets to Find Top Talent

2019-10-24T14:45:59-04:00Culture, Organizational Performance, People Development|

When hiring, LaRosa’s, Inc.’s philosophy is, “Good people know good people.” That’s why they make sure to tap their current employee base to help find additional great talent, says Steve Browne, Executive Director of HR at LaRosa’s. (LaRosa’s is a chain of pizza restaurants located in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.) “When we have openings, we go to our team [ Read More ]

  • Happiness Is Your Employees’ Responsibility | Aileron

Agree or Disagree? Happiness Is Your Employees’ Responsibility

2021-03-24T14:32:11-04:00Business Structure, Culture, People Development|

Sitting on one of the office couches with the garage door open—the light and breeze freely flowing in—Adam Landrum, President & CEO at Up&Up took a moment to take in his surroundings. Adam was sitting in the Up&Up office, located in Greenville, South Carolina. He had designed the space to feel more like a coffee shop and bar rather [ Read More ]

  • Want to 'Get out of the Way' As a Leader? | Aileron

Want to ‘Get out of the Way’ As a Leader?

2021-04-08T09:17:53-04:00Leadership, People Development, Uncategorized|

It can be difficult when you lose a great employee.For Tim Rettig, Founder, President, and CEO of Intrust IT, the departure of an employee spurred his decision to put a Holacracy model into place after years of considering it.“That decision was prompted by his departure, and now, he’s actually returned to the company,” says Tim.Tim goes on to explain that if the [ Read More ]

  • How Can Employee Turnover Return Positive Results? | Aileron

How Can Employee Turnover Return Positive Results?

2021-04-08T09:20:17-04:00Business Structure, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

Every business owner has something that’s kept them up at night. For Bernard Dalichau, President of Lavender Home Care Solutions, it was the thought of losing his employees. “I put so much effort into hiring them, and I put so much effort into developing them, the fear of losing people was a huge anxiety point I had,” he says [ Read More ]

  • The ROI of Investing in Your People | Aileron

The ROI of Investing in Your People

2022-06-06T14:28:05-04:00Leadership, People Development, Strategy|

“How can you not invest in people?” asks Mark Thompson, a former Business Advisor at Aileron. “It’s your only difference,” he says in this video also featured on Forbes. Ed Eppley, Course for Presidents Facilitator at Aileron, agrees that high-performing companies are those that invest in their people. Ed says that it’s in a business owner’s best interest [ Read More ]

  • Successful Entrepreneurs Hear ‘That’s Not My Job’ | Aileron

Successful Entrepreneurs Hear ‘That’s Not My Job’

2021-03-01T09:44:08-05:00Culture, Leadership, People Development|

“There will always be 20 things that you're not doing,” says Srujal Sheth in this video featured on Forbes. Srujal is President and CEO of Vana Solutions, an information technology services company headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. “Either they go away, or you ask somebody else, or you get your team to do it,” she says. Learn to Delegate Successfully [ Read More ]

  • Working With Your Spouse? | Aileron

Working With Your Spouse? Practical Tips from Margie Blanchard

2021-04-08T09:08:48-04:00Culture, Organizational Performance, People Development|

“When it comes to going into business with your spouse, don’t let other people discourage you,” says Margie Blanchard, Ph.D, a business owner, management consultant and trainer, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Margie is co-owner of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, a management consulting and training company she founded with her husband in 1979. “There are a lot of great stories [ Read More ]

  • Unleash the Power of Vision | Aileron

How Leaders In the Trenches Can Unleash the Power of Vision

2021-03-24T14:29:46-04:00Leadership, People Development, Strategy|

“Vision is a lot more than putting a plaque on the wall. A real vision is lived, not framed,” says Jesse Lyn Stoner, when asked about how leaders can inspire a shared vision. Jesse is founder of Seapoint Center, a company that works closely with leaders, helping them create collaborative and engaged organizations. She is also a bestselling author, coach, [ Read More ]

  • Empower Employees to Care about Company Performance | Aileron

Empower Employees to Care About Your Company Performance

2021-01-21T08:16:35-05:00Culture, Leadership, Organizational Performance, People Development|

What if your employees could see behind the curtain of how the company is run? Tony Schroeder, as shown in this video, took this approach with surprising results. “They know every line item on all those financial statements have a story," and Tony expected them to know it. For 22 years, Tony has led Choice One Engineering, a civil [ Read More ]

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